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Edna Ferber

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Edna Ferber was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her bestselling novels were especially popular and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big, Show Boat, Giant, and Cimarron, which was made into the 1931 film that won the Academy Award for Best Picture. She died in 1968.

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American Beauty

Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99

Originally published in 1931, this bestselling American family saga from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber shares the story of the Oakes family, as their relationships and property encounter numerous struggles over the course of hundreds of years.

In the early 18th century, the Oakes family was one of many working to settle... Read more >

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Cimarron
Vintage Movie Classics
Written by Edna Ferber


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95

The basis for the Academy Award-winning major motion picture starring Best Actor nominee Richard Dix and Best Actress nominee Irene Dunne.

This vivid and sweeping tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush, from Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber, traces the stunning challenges of settling an untamed frontier. Staking claim to their new home... Read more >
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Cimarron
Vintage Movie Classics
Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

Come and Get It

Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 5, 2014
Price: $11.99

Originally published in 1935, this is Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's sprawling novel of Wisconsin's logging days, when fortunes—and families—were made and broken over king lumber.

Barney Glasgow, who had fought his way up from chore-boy in the lumber camps of Iron Ridge to lumber king of Wisconsin, is fifty-three and has... Read more >

Great Son

Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99

Originally published in 1945, the triumphant novel of a great American family dynasty in the Pacific Northwest, by Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber.

Great Son tells the story of four generations of the Melendys, a family grown rich and ill at ease, who watched Seattle grow from a village to a skyscraper... Read more >

Ice Palace

Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99

Originally published in 1958, Ice Palace is Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's classic and mighty novel about the taming of a great northern wilderness—Alaska.

Czar Kennedy came to Alaska for money and power, Thor Storm for a dream. This is the story of their struggle, over a long half-century, for the future... Read more >

A Kind of Magic
An Autobiography
Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99

Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's fascinating second autobiography—a follow-up to her first, A Peculiar Treasure—in which she shares the adventures of her life from 1939 to 1963.

Rather than just an autobiography, A Kind of Magic serves as a chronicle of American history from 1939-1963 through the eyes of... Read more >

One Basket

Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 784 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99

A rich, varied, and brilliant collection of some of the most-loved stories from one of America's favorite writers, chosen by the author herself, Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber.

At eighteen, Edna Ferber was the only female reporter on a big, tough, midwestern daily, covering everything from fires and accidents, to divorces and... Read more >

A Peculiar Treasure
An Autobiography
Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99

Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's stunning first autobiography, in which she recounts her small-town Midwestern childhood and rise to literary fame, all amidst the backdrop of America around the turn of the 20th century.

A modest girl growing up one of the only Jewish children in her Midwestern town, Edna Ferber started... Read more >

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Show Boat
Vintage Movie Classics
Written by Edna Ferber


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95

The classic tale behind MGM’s blockbuster movie directed by George Sidney, starring Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, and Kathryn Grayson.

Bringing to life the adventurous world of Mississippi show boats, the grittiness of turn-of-the-century Chicago, and the majesty of 1920s Broadway, Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber’s Show Boat is a classic. Magnolia... Read more >
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Show Boat

Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 21, 2012
Price: $11.99

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